Although violence in Burundi has subsided, the majority of the survivors still suffer from psychological trauma, including depression, poor self-esteem and anxiety. To manage these negative effects, the Centre d'Encadrement et de Développement des Anciens Combattants (Training Centre for Development of Ex-Combatants) initiated a peer-support program to help ex-combatants solve their challenges as a group. James Madison University’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and Action on Armed Violence worked with CEDAC on this peer-support program. The program is funded jointly by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and AOAV.
"Healing the Wounds of War: Victim Assistance in Post-conflict Burundi,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 16
, Article 6.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol16/iss3/6